Tuition FAQs

How young can you start learning an instrument?

We recommend age 7 as a starting point for most instruments. However, an enthusiastic student can learn from any age and are welcome.

If your child is younger than this and you would like to introduce them to music, our partners at MK Music Hub offer a range of groups for younger learners.

Do I need an instrument to learn?

Yes. You will need your own instrument for lessons, and practising between lessons is essential for progression.

Where can I get an instrument?

Milton Keynes Music Co-operative does not hire or sell instruments.
You will need to purchase your own instrument for lessons. Please speak to your teacher for their recommendation.

If you'd prefer to hire an instrument, MK Music Hub provide instrument hire across Milton Keynes.

What day/time are lessons?

All lesson dates and times are agreed between you and your teacher.

How many lessons do you teach across the year?

We provide 30 lessons across the year following the academic calendar (i.e. no tuition during school holidays).

Our School Tuition averages at 34 lessons across the school year, although this can vary from school to school.

How do I pay for lessons?

Once you have agreed a day and time with your teacher, you will receive an invoice each term for lessons.

This will need to be paid within 14 days via bank transfer (details on invoice or contact us) before lessons begin. For School Tuition, payment must be arranged with your school.

Can I pay by Direct Debit?

Unfortunately,  as our lessons are termly, we request all payments are made in advance before term starts this in turn supports our notice period should you wish to cancel.

Do you offer any funding?

Yes. We have a bursary scheme to support families on low income.

Please contact us for more information and to apply for the scheme.

How do I cancel tuition?

If you wish to cancel, please inform your teacher and contact us to give your notice.

We require half a term's notice to cancel tuition. Please see our Terms & Conditions regarding cancellations for more information.

For School Tuition, please inform the school you wish to cancel.

What if a lesson can't be attended?

Please advise your tutor as soon as possible that the lesson can't be attendend.

For makeup and/or refund information, please see our tuition Terms & Conditions.

What if I'm not happy with my teacher?

Firstly, please discuss any concerns or problems with your teacher directly.

If the issue remains, please contact us. Our Strategy Advisor will discuss the situation and help you resolve your problem.
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